Ticket #371 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Graphical Installer should suggest use of athena username.

Reported by: afarrell Owned by: xavid
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: livecd Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


Desired behaviour: during installation, when the user is asked for a username, he/she should be suggested to use his/her athena username.
Actual behaviour: the user is simply asked for a username.
To Reproduce: Install Debathena via the graphical installer.

This would simply make things simpler for using ssh, renewing tickets. It would prevent the user from having to know most of http://debathena.mit.edu/customizing.

additional shinyness: if the user's athena username is known, that should be filled in as the default.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by geofft

  • Component changed from installer to livecd
  • Milestone IAP 2010 deleted

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by jdreed

While I can see this being desirable for -standard (and possibly -login), I don't like the idea of encouraging this for -workstation installs without explaining the implications to the user (i.e. that they might have to run fix-local-account, etc).

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by xavid

  • Owner set to xavid
  • Status changed from new to accepted

I'm assuming we'd keep the current behavior of the -workstation Live CD install (not creating a local user but setting a root password).

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by xavid

  • Status changed from accepted to proposed

Fixed in 2029a15 (of debathena-live.git), for debathena-standard installs only. I don't think filling in the username if they happen to have tickets or something is worth the trouble, so I didn't do that.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to The Distant Future

Is this deployed yet? Can we close this?

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

I'm going to close this. It was committed into git, and we should presumably use that repo if we ever deal with LiveCDs again.

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